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812ce 12-Fret
Price: $4,698 US MSRP / Series: 800
812ce 12-Fret

The Grand Concert’s intimate body size and short-scale neck make for a comfortable playing experience that fingerstyle players are bound to love. The 12-fret version of the 812 yields a slightly different character than the 14-fret because the bridge position is closer to the center of the lower bout and because the bracing profile was modified to emphasize a bolder attack. Players can expect plenty of the Grand Concert’s signature articulation with a slightly meatier, more robust tonal output. If you like a slightly darker, punchier quality in a small guitar, the 12-Fret is a great choice.


Discover the features that make this guitar unique

Grand Concert


A smaller-bodied guitar ideally suited for fingerstyle.

Sitka Spruce

Top Woods

The soundboard choice for most guitars, Sitka spruce produces a broad dynamic range and accommodates a versatile range of playing styles.

Indian Rosewood

Body Woods

The tonewood superstar. Popular, traditional, and versatile, Bob Taylor puts Indian rosewood among the greatest tonewoods ever.

Expression System® 2


The Expression System® 2 captures more of a guitar’s dynamic properties using a breakthrough behind-the-saddle design.

Venetian Cutaway


The Venetian cutaway is known for its soft, round lines.The sloping peak of the cutaway will vary depending on the shape of the guitar.


Additional Cost
$3,520 - $7,700
Brazilian rosewood back/sides
Adirondack Spruce Top
Nut widths: 1 11/16" or 1 7/8" (except nylons and 12-frets)
Florentine cutaway (Substitute for Venetian)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold tuners w/ black buttons per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
Gotoh 510 Antique Gold/Chrome per set of 6 (except 12-fret)
High Performance (HP) Package
No Additional Cost
Ebony Bridge pins
Pickguard Options (clear,none)
Lefty or lefty strung righty
Taylor gold tuners (set of 6)
No strap pin

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Taylor's New 800 Series Acoustic Guitar "Rebirth" Video
The Expression System® 2 Acoustic Pickup
New 800 Series "Strings"
New 800 Series "Aesthetics"
New 800 Series "Finish"
New 800 Series "Glue"
New 800 Series "Wood Thickness"
New 800 Series "Bracing"